Study Tours

Study Tours take place on April 24, 2024, and are only included in Full registration fees.

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Option 1: Underwater Sculpture Park/ Grand Anse Artificial Reef Tour

Duration: 8:20 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Capacity: 35 – 40 persons
Dress Code: casual clothing, swimwear

The aim is to highlight sustainable practices that minimize disturbances to the delicate balance of underwater life while ensuring the longevity and resilience of the artificial reef structures and coral habitats.

The bus will depart from the host hotel at 7:40 a.m. with an anticipated arrival at True Blue Bay Resort by 8:00 a.m. Aquanauts’ departure from their diving shop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

Aquanauts Grenada, a distinguished diving establishment, will lead this expedition. On the boat journey, there will be discussions led by knowledgeable guides from Aquanauts on the underwater sculpture park and its profound benefits to the marine ecosystem.

Additionally, insights will be shared on the significance of the new sculptures and the artificial reefs, emphasizing their positive impact on the marine environment.

Delegates are kindly requested to specify beforehand if they prefer to dive or snorkel during the excursion.

Learn more about the Underwater Sculpture Park.

Option 2: Grand Etang Nature Tour

Duration: 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Capacity: 40 – 50 persons
Dress Code: casual clothing

The tour acts as an educational outreach, fostering awareness about rainforest conservation and promoting sustainable practices to preserve the vital ecosystem for future generations. Encounter a diverse array of flora and fauna, gain insights into the rainforest’s ecological significance and its role in preserving local biodiversity.

Departure from the host hotel is scheduled for 9:30 a.m, aiming to reach Grand Etang Lake by 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Guido Marcelle, a Botanist and Chemist with a background in Pharmacognosy, will be the guide for the tour to Grand Etang. Dr. Marcelle is a distinguished expert in his field, renowned for his extensive knowledge of plant life and its medicinal properties.

Upon arrival at Grand Etang Lake, you will be warmly greeted by Dr. Marcelle. He will lead you on various trails around Grand Etang, highlighting the diverse flora and fauna of the area.

Dr. Marcelle will explain the significance of the different plants and animals, emphasizing their value to the ecosystem in Grenada. He will also delve into the reasons behind the thriving of certain plants and the challenges faced by others.

Learn more about the Grand Etang Lake.

Option 3: Rasta Roots Expedition: Immersive Journey into Rastafari Culture and Lands

Duration: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Capacity: 20-25 persons
Dress Code: casual clothing, comfortable shoes

The aim of the “Rasta Roots Expedition” is to provide participants with an immersive experience into the Nyahbinghi culture, emphasizing their commitment to organic living. Through cultural exploration, the tour aims to promote appreciation for sustainable and holistic lifestyles while celebrating the cultural richness of the Nyahbinghi community.

● The Farm of Stories: Journey with Ras Ginga (elder of the Nyahbinghi Tribe) and unearth the secrets of authentic Grenadian farming.

● Baileys Falls: More than just a hike—discover a hidden oasis and the tales it holds.

● Taste of Grenada: Delve into a culinary expedition of local fruits and veggies, a narrative of flavors.

● Riverside Tradition: Experience the age-old craft of roasting breadfruit, set against the backdrop of a mesmerizing waterfall.

This tour includes a hike to the Baileys waterfall. Participants should anticipate walking and, consequently, be prepared for this activity. Ensure you have appropriate footwear and attire for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Option 4: Mt. Parnassus Plantation and Cocoa Pod Botanicals

Duration: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Capacity: 40 persons
Dress Code: Casual clothing, comfortable shoes

The tour aims to immerse guests in Grenada’s cultural heritage, culinary traditions, and sustainable
practices. Led by experts like Michael Jessamy and Tricia Simon, visitors learn about the history of cocoa and spice cultivation and innovative uses for these ingredients. Chef Joachim’s cooking demonstration highlights traditional Grenadian cuisine, while the Grenada Agro Tourism display engages guests with local artisans and producers. Cultural performances add excitement, and souvenir gift baskets ensure lasting memories while supporting the local economy. Overall, the tour offers a comprehensive experience that educates, entertains, and promotes responsible tourism in Grenada. Each individual would be given a “gift basket” containing local items.

  • Tour of the cocoa and spice plantation – Michael Jessamy – history of cocoa and spice in Grenada
  • Tour of Cocoa Pod Botanicals -Tricia Simon – new uses for cocoa and spices in cosmetics and health and wellness.
  • Tour of the sustainable chattel house -Tricia Simon
  • Cook on “3-stone” to highlight traditional meals and cooking – Chef Joachim and Mt. Parnassus Plantation

  • Report on sustainable tourism prepared by Tricia Simon
  • Grenada Cocoa Stew – Mt. Parnassus Plantation
  • Vegan oil down – Chef Joachim
  • Local traditional pastries – potato pone and coconut sugar cake (all from off Mt. Parnassus Plantation)
  • Juice – Fruittimoss – seamoss based fruit drink
  • Grenada Agro Tourism – 1 table where members can display their item.s

Entertainment – PAM Great house
Short knee and jab jab performances and traditional dance and drumming – Spices Dance

Learn more about Mt. Parnassus Plantation.

Option 5: Spice & Chocolate Odyssey: A Nutmeg and Cocoa Tour

Duration: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Dress Code: Comfortable clothing and shoes

Embark on a truly extraordinary journey through the heart of Grenada’ s spice- laden past with our exclusive nutmeg and chocolate tour. Prepare to be captivated from the moment you step foot into the Grenada nutmeg and cocoa association, where the fascinating saga of Grenadian nutmeg unfolds before your eyes. Delve deep into centuries- old traditions and uncover the secrets behind this prized spice, revered not only for its flavor but also for its pivotal role in Grenada’ s history and economy. Learn how nutmeg has been intricately woven into the fabric of Grenadian culture, shaping everything from culinary traditions to local folklore.

But the adventure doesn’t’ end there. As delegates, you will have the exclusive opportunity to witness firsthand how local artisans transform nutmeg into an array of exquisite products, from aromatic oils to decadent pastries.

Brace yourself for an unparalleled indulgence as we whisk you away to Tri-island Chocolate, a haven of cocoa mastery. Here, you will not only witness the alchemy of chocolate- making but also have the rare opportunity to craft your very own chocolate bar. Immerse yourself in the sensory symphony of cocoa as you blend, mold, and create a masterpiece that’s uniquely yours.